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Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
Self-Drive China – Jiaju to Moska
We had a free day today and Kevin had planned a day trip from Jiaju to Moska. Moska Moska is an...
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
Self-Drive China – Tagong to Jiaju
A cozy evening in the comfortable Akezhuoba suite warmly lit by the faux fire place. Today...
Solitaire Namibia

Solitaire Namibia

Solitaire is a quaint desert town literally in the midst of nowhere. It is located in the Khomas area in Central Namibia close to the famed Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sesriem,Deadvlei andSossusvlei. The colorful car wrecks artistically strewn across the desert will catch your eye from afar. How to reach Solitaire? We were driving from Swakopmund […]

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Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

Ellora Caves Kailash Temple

I had written about the Ajanta caves in my previous post. This post is about the Ellora caves, an engineering and architectural marvel. You will see this to be one of  the greatest examples of ancient rock –cut monastery and temple caves . Ellora Caves Location The Ellora Caves are an UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]

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Self Drive in China

Self Drive in China

Debarshi & I have been driving across Africa, Americas, and Oceania for years. So in April 2019 we thought of driving closer home. We wanted to drive from Kolkata in our Ford Endeavour, but were faced with a logistical nightmare. The travel formalities for entry through Nepal and then into China through the Zhangmu border […]

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Masoala National Park

Masoala National Park

Masoala National Park Facts The Masoala National Park and the tiny island reserve of Nosy Mangabe are probably one of the largest protected land areas in Madagascar . This park was established in 1997. The park is teeming with diverse flora and fauna including endemic species. This park is unique due to the rainforest meeting the ocean.The […]

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Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Kolkata to West Sikkim

Road Trips in India – Crossing a waterfall Being a self-drive enthusiast, we always seek opportunity to sneak out from our day jobs and take a long weekend for road trips in India. We took a similar opportunity during Diwali 2017 and did a self drive in India to West Sikkim. Frustrated by the road […]

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A visit to Mohenjo daro

A visit to Mohenjo daro

Introduction I first read about Mohenjo-daro in my Class Six History Book. It left a lasting impression on my mind – The Great Bath, The Dancing Girl, The Priest King. I dreamt of a visit to Mohenjo daro one day, an impossible dream in Class 6. Little did I know that dreams do come true […]

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Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar

Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar

A vision of a pair of corkscrew horns with a dash of black in the milieu of the rising sun amidst the golden grass. Well that’s the famed Blackbuck in Velavadar. The Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an Indian diurnal antelope found in the subcontinent, extinct in Bangladesh. They inhabit grasslands and scrubs and can be […]

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Self Drive China – Lijiang to Shangri-La

Self Drive China – Lijiang to Shangri-La

Lijiang to Shangri-La A splendid time in Lijiang. Today we planned to drive from Lijiang to Shangri-La. A hearty breakfast in the Liwang hotel and we were ready to travel the 200 km to Shangri-La . Kevin had already planned for us to stop at the Tiger Leaping Gorge and Dongba Water terraces en route. […]

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Self-Drive China – Xinlong to Dêgê

Self-Drive China – Xinlong to Dêgê

We had a good rest at the Danxia hotel in Xinlong and were raring to drive the 300 km to Baiyü. Alas! destiny had other plans. Breakfast in Xinlong Before that I will narrate a breakfast story. We arrived at the breakfast buffet; there was no one. Meanwhile, the chef was busy at work and […]

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